Kailie Coles Mrs. Hendricks CLR 12-3 23 January, 2016 If someone offered you a glimpse into your future, would you accept it? An ambitious warrior made that mistake and it tore a kingdom apart. The tragic play, Macbeth, was written by William Shakespeare and tells the story of a power driven and ruthless Thane and then King. Macbeth came upon three witches that filled his mind with prophecies that essentially set him up for failure and proved that he has little to no will power. Just as his wife, Lady Macbeth, pushed and hounded him to commit crimes and sin to fulfill her own greed. Macbeth tells the story of misfortune and woe of a King in the 11th century, battling apprehension and beliefs that he is unfit to rule a country. After …show more content…
A simile is defined as a comparison using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’. However Shakespeare uses similes quite often in his works to show an exaggerated emotion or a strong comparison. A simile in the following quote …show more content…
Another example of a simile is as shown in the quote “And pity, like a naked new-born babe…” (I, VII, 21) This was in the midst of Macbeth debating on whether to kill King Duncan or not; Macbeth compares the innocence and purity of a new born baby to what the kingdom would feel for King Duncan if he were to be murdered. A third and final example of similes in Macbeth is presented as “To beguile the time Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye…” (I, V, 68-69) Lady Macbeth is attempting to persuade Macbeth to commit to the murder of King Dunacan while giving him reassurance that he should also be welcoming. Although they're deceiving the time and soiling the occasion, Macbeths hospitality is being compared to that of times. The second literary device that Shakespeare uses is metaphors. A metaphor is similar to a simile, however, a metaphor doesn't use ‘like’ or ‘as’ to compare. Shakespeare uses the power of metaphors to show a comparison, much like a simile. An example of a metaphor
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Macbeth is a dark play written by Shakespeare. It is about a kingdom in Scotland in which the people living there turn on each other and don't know who to trust. Macbeth changes from an innocent man to a murderous villain. In the end, his cockiness will get the best of him. Throughout the play Macbeth, Shakespeare uses many literary devices to convey the theme, “guilt cannot be washed away.”
An example of a simile from “All Summer In A Day” is, “They turned on themselves, like a feverish wheel, all tumbling spokes.” This is an example of a simile because it makes a picture of how they turned on themselves and gives the sentence more of a realistic
The author William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth uses many different rhetorical devices to explain his position on the world stage. One speech that shows 3 rhetorical devices is Act 2, Scene 1 Line 35-60. This speech is right before Macbeth kills Duncan Macbeth is hallucinating that there is a dagger floating and leading him towards Duncan’s room to kill him. And Macbeth is talking to himself about his courage to kill and what he is going to do. The text states “I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
In “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare; more specifically in Act 3, Scene 2 he uses metaphors and diction to demonstrate the feelings between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth feel about being king and queen and further plans to kill Banquo. In terms of diction in this scene, shakespeare utilizes it to dramatize the feelings of the characters. For example when Lady Macbeth asks “What’s to be done?”, Macbeth replies with “Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck, till thou applaud the deed” and it’s Shakespeare’s way of showing how Macbeth dodges the question his wife asks him and that she won’t know until what needs to be done is done, or has already been accomplished if you will. Another example of diction in this scene is when when Lady Macbeth
In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet there is an abundance of figurative language. Shakespeare's most popular metaphor is the comparison of love and marriage to death. The use of figurative language reveals many themes. Juliet compares her love and marriage to Romeo and her marriage to Paris during the play. These comparisons lead us to believe that their death is inevitable.
Friar Laurence uses many literary techniques to show that people can be both kind and cruel. In the Soliloquy, Shakespeare uses figurative language and syntax to show how a moral side exists in everyone. An example of this would be when Friar Laurence
In Macbeth, Shakespeare writes about a man named Macbeth, who has a very strong ambition to be the the king of Scotland. His credulousness led him into believing the prophecy from the three witches without thinking rigorously. Because of this prophecy, Macbeth is willing to do everything he can to gain the throne, even to the extreme of murdering someone. Shakespeare uses syntax, similes, and personification to convey the evolution of Macbeth’s insanity.
No boasting like a fool; This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool, (iv, ii, 149-153) This shows macbeth's ambition because he is willing to kill kids and a whole family just so he can stay king. Macbeth is a tragic hero because he meet that first requirement which is Hamartia This shows the that Macbeth is very desperate to stay king. By now, Macbeth has changed a lot.
The Tragedy of Macbeth written by William Shakespeare deals with the concepts of power, ambition, evil and fear. One particular scene in the play seems to deal with more of the concepts of fear and power, as well as feeling nothing. In Act 5, Scene 5, Shakespeare uses differing types of figurative language to add to the somber tone and dark nature of the scene/play. In this scene, Macbeth is preparing to go to war with the people who were once on his side.
Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is a dark play full of witchcraft and foreshadowing. Lady Macbeth showed scheming qualities throughout the play which had a lot of influence on her husband, Macbeth. Because of her controlling personality, Macbeth was scared to disappoint her. She was the one who positioned the idea of Duncan’s murder into her husband’s mind where he was succumbed by her supremacies and made the ultimate mistake. It was also her idea to place the blame of Duncan’s death on the soldiers.
As the play develops characters are beginning to be affected by the strong theme of ambition as shakespeare develops situations with strong metaphors that change the decisions and mindset of the characters as well as how the reader interprets the story. An example of how William Shakespeare employs this is " I am Thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against the use of nature? Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings." (Act 1 S. 3 L. 137-142).
At the beginning of William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ the protagonist Macbeth is described as ‘brave’, ‘noble’ and ‘honourable’, however Lady Macbeth’s and Macbeths desire for power consumes them. Macbeth’s ambition overrides his conscience and transformed his greatest strength into his greatest weakness. Macbeth’s inability to resist temptations that led him to be greedy for power, Macbeth’s easily manipulative nature which allowed his mind to be swayed, Macbeth having no self control and his excessive pride was what allowed him to renew his previously honourable and celebrated title into one of an evil ‘tyrant’. Macbeth is led by the prophecies of the witches after they foretell he will become the Thane of Cawdor. Not only the witches, but also his wife easily manipulate Macbeth as she attacks his manhood in order to provoke him to act on his desires.
Christopher Pike once said, “Nothing is as it seems. Black can appear white when the light is blinding but white loses all luster at the faintest sign of darkness.” Pike tackled the idea of appearance versus reality just as Shakespeare does in Macbeth. Through the use of both figurative language and irony, William Shakespeare successfully conveys the theme—nothing is as it seems—in his play, Macbeth. Among the plethora of figurative devices in Macbeth are alliteration and antithesis.
The play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is seen as one of Shakespeare 's greatest tragedies. It deals with a man named Macbeth, who is introduced as a brave, strong war hero. He has the respect of the king and his peers. The predictions of three witches that Macbeth will become king begin Macbeth 's descent into his own downfall. The play is set in Scotland, written for King James I.